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- Chairman Independent, Non-executive Director Appointed: 01 February 2008
Ken MacDonald has over 40 years’ experience in corporate law, with particular emphasis on the energy and natural resources sector as a partner with Allens Arthur Robinson and its predecessors where he headed the firm's Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Department and had responsibility for its Port Moresby office. He retired as partner on 31 December 2007 but remains an active consultant to the firm. He has advised the Queensland Government in many significant transactions, from leading the Queensland Government legal team for the Suncorp Metway merger and subsequent privatisation, through to the sale of the Queensland retail energy business. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, joint ventures, capital raisings and business regulation. He has long experience as a listed company director. In addition to his present role with Highlands Pacific, Mr MacDonald is a Director and Deputy Chancellor of Bond University Limited, and recently retired after over 20 years as The Deputy Chairman of QIC. Mr MacDonald was a Director of Rivercity Motorway Group from August 2006 to February 2011.
Mr MacDonald is Chairman of the Board's Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
- Chairman Independent Non-Executive Director Appointed: 28 March 2017
Ron Douglas is an engineer by training and has more than 30 years’ experience in senior management in the mining industry. This includes five years as Executive General Manager Projects and Studies at Newcrest Mining (during which time he was involved in the development of Hidden Valley, Lihir Expansion and the Wafi/Golpu development in Papua New Guinea), and three years as Global Head of Projects and Technology at Orica. He also is former CEO of Australian Solomons Gold, and former Managing Director for Anglesey Aluminium Metal Ltd (Rio Tinto). Ron is currently employed as Executive Vice President Global Project Delivery at Ausenco, based in Brisbane.rod
- Managing Director Appointed:1 December 2016, BBus (Acctg), CA, GDip AppFin (Finsia)
Craig Lennon is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Pacific Limited. Prior to this appointment he served as Chief Financial Officer at Highlands for 9 years and has been with the company for over 15 years. Preceding Highlands he had worked for companies in Australia and United Kingdom in industries including manufacturing, construction, retail, hospitality and mining. Craig has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance with the Chartered Secretaries Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with FINSIA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Lennon is a member of the Nominations Committee and PNG Issues Committee.
- Independent, Non-executive Director Appointed: 01 April 2008
Mike Carroll is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants with over 40 years’ experience in a broad range of industries (in all states of Australia). These include mining, petroleum, building and construction, property and a number of service industries. Mr Carroll has held executive management positions with Brambles Industries Limited, James Hardie and Comalco and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Neumann Associate Companies. He has extensive experience in acquisitions (including integration), Government and semi-Government relationships, business development, profit growth and Corporate Governance. Mr Carroll is a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Mr Carroll is Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.
- Independent, Non-executive Director Appointed: 28 May 2010
Dan Wood is an adjunct professor and advisory board member with the W H Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre at the University of Queensland, and an exploration geologist with a distinguished record in the mining industry. He retired from mineral exploration in late 2008 after 24 years with BHP and almost 18 years with Newcrest Mining Limited, during which time he was associated with a number of significant discoveries, including the Cadia porphyry ore bodies in Australia. After joining Newcrest Mining at its formation in 1990, he was Executive General Manager Exploration for Newcrest from the mid-1990s onwards, leading its highly successful exploration team which was judged by the Metals Economics Group of Canada to have been the world’s most successful gold explorer, 1992-2005. He has extensive experience and an international reputation in mineral exploration and discovery. In 2002, he was jointly awarded the Joe Harms Medal by the Geological Society of Australia for discovering the Cadia gold-copper deposits in NSW. In 2013, he was the recipient of awards from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration in the USA, and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Mr Wood is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists in the USA and was its 2012 Distinguished Lecturer.
Mr Wood is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Wood has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the mining and resource industry, particularly mineral exploration through contribution as a geologist, academic and in executive roles.
- Independent, Non-executive Director Appointed: 21 September 2012
Bartholomew Philemon brings to the Board extensive experience in government affairs and economic development issues at the national and pacific regional levels having served with great distinction as member for the Lae Open seat from 1992 until 2012. Mr Philemon is currently a Director of the Bank of Papua New Guinea (August 2013 to June 2016) and a Director of Oil Search Limited (November 2012 to September 2016), and has, among many appointments, been Chairman of Air Niugini, and has held a number of Ministerial posts in PNG Governments including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for Finance and Treasury.
Mr Philemon is a member of the Board's Audit Committee and PNG Issues Committee.
- Sylvie Moser
- Chief Financial Officer, BCom (Acctg), CPA, MBA, LLB
Sylvie Moser has been with Highlands for over six years as Financial Controller. Ms Moser has worked in manufacturing, research and development and mining. Ms Moser also holds the office of Company Secretary and holds a law degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance with Chartered Secretaries Australia.
- Leslie Nand
- General Manager Exploration Projects, BE (Civil), MBA
Leslie Nand joined Highlands Pacific in October 2014. He previously held Engineering, Project Management & Management positions with Glencore (formerly Xstrata), Queensland Rail, BP Oil (Australia & PNG), Shell (Fiji & PNG) and Ports Authority of Fiji. Leslie recently served as Acting General Manager and Project Manager for the Frieda River Copper-Gold Project in PNG for Glencore and previously held the role of Operations Manager in PNG for BP Oil.
- Ron Gawi
- General Manager Port Moresby, Earth Science & Marine Geology Cert.
Prior to working with Highlands Pacific, Mr Gawi held a senior managerial position in the Development Coordination Division of the Mineral Resources Authority responsible for facilitating and coordinating PNG Government approvals, agreements and stakeholder engagement in mining project development, operations and closure.
Ron began his career with the Geological Survey of PNG, Department of Mining and has experience in a wide range of activities involving geological, geophysical and geotechnical investigations in the field and laboratory with rocks and soil sample preparation and testing, thin section preparation, testing of rock mechanics, water bores, resistivity and seismic data interpretation.